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ALT – Best of the Best…

ALT Magazine mentioned B&B in one of their articles titled, “BEST OF THE BEST – Award Winning Burgers, Nachos, and Sandwiches Found in Unlikely Places.”   ALT is an annual magazine produced by Grand View University seniors in the honors magazine course.  It has been widely considered one of the best student magazines in the country.

If the desire for a ham and cheese on a foot- long piece of white bread strikes; don’t go to B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli on 2001 Southeast Sixth St. because owners John and Joe Brooks won’t make that simple of a sandwich.

Read the entire article at “BEST OF THE BEST – Award Winning Burgers, Nachos, and Sandwiches Found in Unlikely Places.

B&B Burgers Are In Iowa’s Top Ten

Our Killer Burgers made the Iowa Beef Council‘s  “2013 Best Burger Top Ten”!  This is really exciting for us to be in the top ten.  There were 349 restaurants nominated from over 6320 nominations.   Thank you to all that voted from the B&B Crew.

Now, we await the judges opinion of our Killer Burgers.  They will announce Iowa’s Best Burger in May 2013.

Read the list of the top burgers in Iowa

Beard & Pigtails Stop By The Killer Zone

The Killer Zone made an appearance in Beard & Pigtails, chronicles of a single dad, blogpost about touring Des Moines. We loved their line, “Slicing cows since 1922.” There are some great pictures of B&B. Check them out

Read about Beard & Pigtails tour of Des Moines.

Home of the Killer Sandwiches

Food, Des Moines, Awesome is a blog about a local man who loves his city – Des Moines.  He did a Killer Zone first and wrote our Killer Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

I had the spicy breaded chicken sandwich and it was really good as the chicken was juicy and the breading was tasty but light enough to not dominate the meat. I am not sure a better sandwich bun exists, they are soft and melt in your mouth like cheese.

Read more of Food, Des Moines, Awesome blog post “B&B

Killer Tenderloin on the Travel Channel

The Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, highlighted our Killer Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich on the Iowa edition of Bizarre Foods – America. The episode aired February 25th, 2013. We were a little confused when he chose to try a Killer Tenderloin. But, he said that in many countries a breaded tenderloin sandwich would be bizarre.

Check out the B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli segment below:

Iowa House Rep Chris Hagenow’s Best Burger Vote

Iowa House Rep Chris Hagenow (R) and Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy (D) were on WHOtv’s The Insiders. Commentator Dave Price asked them a series of questions that included who they would vote for in the Iowa Beef Industry Council‘s “Best Burger” contest. Rep. Hagenow tells WHOTV’s Dave Price his “Best Burger” vote is going to B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli!

Vote in Iowa’s Best Burger Contest

The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is accepting votes for the 2013 Iowa’s Best Burger Contest until March 18, 2013.  You can vote online by going to the following link – 2013 Iowa’s Best Burger Contest  – Once there just click “Click here to nominate online…” We’re listed as “Des Moines – B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli”, you just have to scroll down to find us!

You can also vote via text. Text BEEF to the number 313131 to cast your nomination. An immediate reply text will be sent requesting your name, restaurant name and city/town. A text confirming your vote will not be immediately sent. You should receive a confirmation within 24 hours.

We’re keeping Iowans, and Rep Chris Hagenow,
on Top of the Food Chain!

B&B makes killer sandwiches!

Eat, Play, Love Des Moines is a local blog that provides reviews for some of the best places to eat, play, and enjoy in Des Moines!  They recently wrote a blog post titled “B&B makes killer sandwiches!”   The writer must be originally from the New England area since there are mentions of different restaurants in that area.   New England is also in our favorite line in the post:

This is the first place in Iowa that gave me that warm fuzzy feeling that only a real new england-style, grease laden, calorie-dense sub can do.

Read the complete review, “B&B makes killer sandwiches“.

Quadzilla in Juice Magazine

Juice Magazine and the Des Moines Register warned their readers about the Quadzilla! They even created a video on “Building Quadzilla! The quadruple decker cheeseburger”

A burger is just a burger, but the Quadzilla is four 1/3-pound burgers stacked ridiculously high.  This is more than a pound of beef, topped with ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles and served on a grilled bun.  Don’t try to eat it while driving.

We’re keeping Iowans, and Cheeseburger Lovers,
on Top of the Food Chain!

Life in the Killer Zone!

Slakingfool is a food, travel, and alcohol blogger who recently wrote a piece about the Killer Zone titled, “Life in the Killer Zone“.   He made multiple trips and even shared a shot of Templeton Rye with us.   Here is some of what he said:

“Getting a bite off the tenderloin I appreciated the well-seasoned flavor of the pork and the crispness of the exterior. My Reuben sported a pile of tender corned beef that disappeared into my slaking pie-hole all too soon. The impressively chunky egg salad soon followed. Still peckish I snagged a trio of smooth, mustardy deviled eggs for dessert.”

Slakingfool’s blog post has a lot of great pictures and we highly recommend you read it.  Here is the link to Slakingfool’s blog post, “Life in the Killer Zone!

When You Imagine Great Burgers, You Imagine These Burgers

“And I Like to Eat” is a new blog that is “Eating my way around Des Moines…”.  They recently reviewed our Killer Burgers.  Our favorite part of the review:

The best part of the burger however lies in the meat – it is juicy, without being dry, it has a nice sear, without being burnt, and most importantly, it has a nice, almost smoky flavor that we crave from summertime grilling, without the taste of artificial smoke or lighter fluid.

Read the complete blog post, “When You Imagine Great Burgers, You Imagine These Burgers